Lodge getting into spooky spirit

The Duncan Community Lodge is gearing up for two Halloween events at the end of the month.

The Duncan Community Lodge is gearing up for two Halloween events at the end of the month.

On Friday, Oct. 30 the lodge will play host to a Halloween Dance.

Tickets are $20 and the event features four live bands — all from Vancouver Island — guest DJs and more. Doors open at 7 p.m. and things really get rocking around 8 p.m.

Tickets are available at www.deadfest.ca or by visiting the lodge at the end of Moose Road, just outside Duncan.

While that event caters to the 19-plus crowd, the following Halloween evening, Oct. 31, the lodge is hosting a more family-friendly event for all ages.

For younger kids, the 3rd Quamichan Scout troop has been hard at work preparing to host games and fun inside the lodge.

The scouts will also man a hot dog stand for those needing a nibble that isn’t chocolate that evening. Proceeds of those sales will go to the scouts’ upcoming trip overseas.

For those who want something a little more frightening, outdoors, an extra spooky haunted trail runs around the lakeside property from 6:30 to 8 p.m. where the goal will be to scare those who dare!

“It’s going to be a spooktacular time,” said the Duncan Lodge’s Stasha deLure, noting more than two dozen volunteers have put countless hours into making the annual event a success.

Jack-o-lanterns lining the trail and a bonfire will make sure there’s at least some light to go by.

There’ll be lots to see and do for those of all ages.

The big draw, however, will be the fireworks display which begins at 8 p.m.

Visitors can settle in and prepare for about 30 minutes of fun in the night sky. Bring a lawn chair if you wish and settle in for some family fun by the lake.

Admission to the Saturday night festivities is by donation.

For more information call the lodge at 250-746-1991.